Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak discusses team's injuries 09/23/11 6:06PM Jennifer Armstrong, The Times-Picayune Provided by the Houston Texans, here's a transcript of Coach Gary Kubiak's Friday press conference. The Texans will play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome. On if RB Arian Foster will play Sunday "It'll be a game-time decision. He practiced today much like he did yesterday. He took a limited amount of reps, but he was involved in the whole practice. We'll watch him tomorrow morning when we watch him go through our jog-through, see where he's at and probably actually put him through a little workout before the game." On WR Jacoby Jones' and WR Kevin Walter's injuries "Jacoby (Jones) took his practice today. It looks like we're heading in the right direction with him. Kevin's (Walter) been fine all week, guys." On if expects WR Kevin Walter to be at full speed on Sunday "Yeah, he's been fine. Kevin's (Walter) been fine." On if he might play RB Arian Foster differently on Sunday to err on the side of caution "No, I think you either play or you don't play. I mean either he's ready to go, if that's what you're asking. We need Arian (Foster), as I tell ya'll all the time, to have our best everybody on the football field, but at the same time we're listening to Arian. As we put him through some work, we listen to him the next morning. How you feeling? Listen to the doctors and we'll come up with the best decision for the football team on Sunday morning." On if RB Arian Foster has been honest about his injury "Yeah, he's been good and like I said, we're just trying to make sure we keep the work process going. He's had good work this week, but we have limited him a little bit in practice, not to overload him and we're going to see how he responds to that." On if practice squad RB Chris Ogbonnaya is an option for Sunday "Chris (Ogbonnaya) is inactive. We'd have to activate Chris. It's a possibility, yeah. We have not made that decision." On the stats and records not meaning anything "I agree. It's just about being as good as you can be each week. We're playing a very difficult schedule and then they're the next team up. They're an excellent football team and been a world champion here not far long. We've just got to go out there and see if we can be our best every week and just find a way to find our games. We're not caught up in where we're at right now or where we've been in the past. How good can this team be? So, we're just staying focused on that. We've had a good week of work and boy, have we got a challenge ahead of us, but we're excited to go play." On if it's a coincidence that the Texans are leading the League in total defense and rushing attempts "Well those things go hand-in-hand. When you run the ball and I think time of possession-wise, we're one or two in the League. You keep your defense off the field. That's how you win football games. I don't know that I've ever had a quarterback throw it 53 times in the first two games of the season, but when we're throwing it 25, 26 times, good things are happening for our team." On if he believes in statement games "I think it's about the season; it's not about a game. This is the next one. Ever since I've been in this business, every one you play is the biggest game of the year, so let's just keep going." On how he's going to handle T Rashad Butler's injury "Yeah, (Derek) Newton steps up and he becomes a swing guy. He's a young player with a lot of talent. Now he's being pushed into a lot of activity, so we need to see him get better, but that's the only way you find out if he can do it." On Saints RB Darren Sproles "He's got a chance of making huge plays. The kicking game will be big in this game in my opinion. It's been big for us. It's been big for them early in the season, so big challenge." On if RB Steve Slaton will play a big role in pass protection "Well yeah, whoever's in there at running back is going to get tested. They're going to come get you and you're going to have to step up and pick up protection, whether it's a linebacker, whether it's a DB. That'll be part of this game for sure. Like I said, hopefully we can stay on schedule to where we're not too predictable. If you get too predictable against this team, they're going to come get you." On if CB Brandon Harris might make his debut on Sunday "Good chance. Very good chance, yeah." I continue to see the approach with Arian Foster not coming to a good end if he is brought back early. I'll be curious to see if Jacoby is out there with a stabilizing hinge knee brace. If Walters gets hit hard with his right arm up in the air, I will be looking to see how he reacts in terms of subsequent play.